Aarre Merikanto


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

(b Helsinki, 1893; d Helsinki, 1958).

Finn. composer. Taught at Sibelius Acad., Helsinki, 1936–58 (prof. of comp. from 1951). Many of his works were not perf. until after his death, incl. the opera Juha, regarded by some as comparable with Janáček. Prin. works.





syms.: No.1 (1916), No.2 (1918), No.3 (1953); pf. conc. No.1 (1913), No.2 (1937), No.3 (1955); vn. conc. No.1 (1916), No.2 (1925), No.3 (1931), No.4 (1954); vc. conc. No.1 (1919), No.2 (1941–4);


, sym. suite (1916); conc. for vn., cl., hn., str. sextet (1925);


, sym.‐poem (1929).

chamber music:

str. qt. No.1 (1913), No.2 (1939); str. trio (1912); pf. trio (1917); nonet (1926); str. sextet (1932).

Subjects: Music.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.